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obamas. the first couple attending just two inaugural balls, compared to ten during the first inauguration. >> with more on the parties and the politics, tahman bradley, joining us from a chilly washington. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: very chilly, paula. good morning to you. good morning to you, as well, rob. it's back to work today for president obama, who had an aggressive second term agenda during his inaugural speech. he might want to sleep in today because he and the first lady were out late partying. ♪ you can feel it all over >> reporter: at star-studded inaugural balls, president obama and first lady stole the spotlight. mrs. obama, stunning in a ruby gown by jason wu. the couple serenaded by jennifer hudson. the inaugural balls capped off a day of pomp, featuring plenty of music. ♪ and the home of the brave >> reporter: a parade. and a public swearing-in at the capitol. now, it's back to work for mr. obama, who in his inaugural address, said he would push an aggressive agenda. the president spoke directly to the goals of the more diverse and more social coa
mr. obama's second inauguration comes four years after he became the first black president and just over 16 years since he was first sworn into office as an illinois state legislator. inauguration day began with a prayer service at st. john's episcopal church across the street from the white house. later, it was on to the capitol building for the swearing-in. a planning official said the turnout on the mall was more than 800,000 people fewer than the record crowd that watched the first inauguration in 2009. first supreme court justice sonia sotomayor swore in joe biden. then chief justice roberts administered the oath to president obama. >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheers ] >> reporter: president obama's left hand was on two bibles, one belonging to abraham lincoln, the other to martin luther king jr. following his inaugural address and a signing ceremo
president bush and clinton got for their second inaugural. >> president barack obama takes the oath today but the public ceremony is tomorrow before hundreds of houses on the national mall. for that ceremony the president will place his hands on bibles tharpe once used by abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king jr. en august gal activities kicked off with a bang. kids had an inaugural beautiful their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katie perry. yesterday was also a national day of service. the obama's joined americans across the country in control tier. >> everybody here, adults to children, understand the importance of giving back. >> final preparations are underway for the big public oath, the parade and the two inaugural balls. >> with something of this size and magnitude you want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can possibly make it. >> at his first inauguration nearly 2 million showed up. speak they expect a smaller crowd this time. he starts his second term with a 55% approval rating, his highest since 2009, but he faces enormous challen
, the commemorative obama inaugural smart trip cards selling for 15 bucks apiece. >> i have been to two different metro stations before getting here, and i got them. >> how many? two? >> reporter: the cards sold out across the system around noon, but word spread that there were a few thousand left still for sale here. metro ordered 100,000 standards, more than what sold in 2009. >> i think it's a collector's item, but i have family here, so i use them every time i come back. >> reporter: it's been a busy day for metro and it's not even inauguration day yet. officials say as of 3:00 p.m., 167,000 people had taken metro, about double the ridership compared to last sunday. >> it was pretty busy. kind of crowded, but not too bad. wasn't as bad as last time. >> reporter: and on the national mall, thousands of people are already here taking in the sights and museums on this inauguration eve. >> it's been hard. lines, everywhere is lines but i'm used to lines. so you got to be patient because it's all worth it. >> reporter: so if you're planning to use metro tomorrow, do yourself a favor. whether you ha
a million people are in the district this weekend, president obama's second inauguration. it is an event that expanded into a weekend full of exciting festivities. fox 5's audrey barnes is in the newsroom with a rundown on today's events. >> a smaller crowd is expected for tomorrow's public swearing in than the one four years ago when barack obama took office for the first term. even though it's the second time around for the president and his supporters some of those planning to attend say it still feels fresh and new and most importantly, historic. >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear -- >> president obama's second term officially began at noon today when he took the oath of office in a private white house ceremony. it's the public ceremony on the west front of the capitol monday that lured people from around the country to d.c. for some it's a repeat trip. >> absolutely we were here four years ago. >> reporter: jay and kioka marks weren't here in 2009. they'd just had a baby, but this time everything worked out perfectly. >> we just wanted to be part of it, be able to tell our kids,
-oh! story on facebook. >>> welcome back to our special coverage of the second obama inauguration. trust me, folks, i sure wish you could listen to the conversation up here during the break. erin burr net, floor gloria bor. let's move to the political moment. americans are pretty well, you might say, split right down the middle over how things are going in the country as the president begins term two. and our new poll, 51% said badly, 49% said well. but that figure, 49%, is more than double the 21% who thought things were going well at the time president obama delivered his first inaugural draegs. address. let's go back a few administrations for context. bill clinton started his second term, enjoyed the highest recent number of people who felt the country was in good shape on inauguration day. >> all right. let's get to gloria borger. i was writing down those numbers. john avlon and david gergen are also here. that's an interesting set of numbers. i would look at 49 in terms of approval, things like that, six, eight months ago as a big improvement. >> it is. and his personal likability is s
on pennsylvania avenue for eisenhower's inauguration. i was at george w. bush's and then obama's last time. a lot warmer today than 2009. it's just a great day. >> reporter: and you have the best view you've had yet. senator, you're independent. you said you wanted to come to washington to shake things up. is that what washington needs. does it need to calm things down? >> i don't -- i think it's a little of both. i think really what we need more than anything else is talking to each other. as bill clinton said, it's arithmetic. if you've got a democratic president, a republican house, a senate that's essentially evenly balanced because of the way the rules work, then we've got to talk to each other. there's just no other way to solve the problems. >> you're replacing a republican who left, olympia snowe, essentially because she said she was sick of the partisanship. what can you do in the next week, month to change that? >> i started by just meeting with senators. i think part of the problem here is a lack of relationships. everybody is going their own way, and they're keeping their partisanship
obama's second public inauguration. our festivities begin at this hour. we're expecting to see the president in roughly 30 minutes or so as he makes his way to mass. john? >> i'm john king. inaugural speeches have been used to set the tone, unite a nation, and to set an example for the rest of the world. we're going to look this morning at the historical significance of today and why the next four years may be tougher than the first four. >> so big names and prime seats. we will go inside the vip section for today's inauguration. we'll tell you who will show up and who won't. >> among our guests this hour, we're talking to iowa representative steve king, maine senator angus king, texas representative joaquin castro, and from "america's got talent," nick cannon. our special edition of "starting point" live from the nation's capital begins right now. good morning, everybody. welcome. this is what it looks like in washington, d.c., today. a beautiful day, not quite as warm as yesterday. it's something like 36 degrees. 28 if you factor in the windchill factor. but actually, compare
's parade. the second obama inaugural is expected to draw roughly a third of the nearly 2 million people who came here four years ago. ♪ it's not a city known for doing much of anything in a hurry, but washington is in overdrive ahead of monday's inaugural festivities. ♪ the capitol gearing up to help celebrate the start of president obama's second term. today, while crews cover the mall, the nation's newly planted front lawn to protect it from trampling feet, workers decorated in advance of the two official inaugural balls, down from ten four years ago. >> this isn't just a celebration of a president or a party. or any political belief. this is a celebration of the american people. >> reporter: as for security, officials say so far there are no known threats. helicopters and jets will enforce a 30-mile no-fly zone and employ national guardsmen from more than ten states were sworn in to add another layer. in suburban washington, 42 different agencies will staff the joint inaugural command center with monitors displaying feeds from across the capitol. >> now, you're going to be right up i
of barack obama. >> second inauguration. >> second inauguration. >> stephen: wrong. check your constitution. >> "president shall be inaugurated on january 20th. -4- stephen colbert is right. love, the founding fathers." he already took the oath yesterday at the white house! by taking it again today, obama has made himself a three-term president serving the second two terms consecutively. now to get rid of him we have to impeach him twice oh, clever girl. [ laughter ] and besides, it's his second inaugural. why the celebration? he's already president. you don't see the rest of america throwing a party when they continue to do their jobs. [ laughter ] i'll admit, i was swept up four years ago, i was moved by the first black president. [ laughter ] but come on, a second inaugural is like people who renew their wedding vows. we get it, you're married! i'm not buying you another salad bowl. [ laughter ] because nothing, nothing we give obama is going to be enough to satisfy this man's greed. look at how he swoar in. >> president obama will actually use three different bibles. on sunday, for the
to washington, d.c., this evening and the countdown is on until president obama's inauguration. the official beginning to his second term. the president's first inauguration made history in so many ways. tonight, preparing to make history again. with his choice of bibles and a familiar voice. abc's david kerley at the white house tonight. ♪ at last >> reporter: what a night, the new first couple serenaded by beyonce. the singer is back, but this time will perform as the president stands on the steps of the capitol. other stars too, alicia keys, katy perry, but rather than ten inaugural balls, there will only be two. other changes as well, at this second celebration. the president takes the official oath of office tomorrow in the white house. on monday, he takes the oath again on the capitol steps with his hand on two bibles, martin luther king's, and president lincoln's. >> i barack hussein obama -- >> reporter: standing on the national mall, as many as 800,000 people. that is nearly twice as many people who attended the second inaugurals of presidents clinton and bush. before the oath and
-- president barack obama's inauguration. let's go live now to washington d.c. you were giving us a sense of the programs of the president is mapping out. how is he going to get it through congress? >> the republicans still control the house and they have been in no mood to compromise. he's trying to take on some pretty controversial issues -- immigration, gun control, spending, dealing with the national debt and deficit. these are things he sees absolutely no common ground with republicans on. he has to get them to agree, so how is he going to do it? he's defined by his ability to campaign. he's putting that the organization into eight groups that will lobby on his behalf. his inauguration was about changing the town in washington. even people in the white house said that the president has failed to change the town. if anything, it's uglier, angrier, and even more bitter. he was to try to get just enough of the republican party on board with him to pass some of the agenda items and we believe he's going to take them all on at once. >> talk us through what we can expect on monday. >> a bi
and a live feed of president obama inaugural address. >> just a few things going on today. >> it's a busy day. >>> 4:41 now, victim offense its own success, how marin county plans to buy back guns without any cash. >> inquiry expands, what we're learning about the faulty battery. >>> and how fans reacted to new restrictions on watching the spectacle at m -- mavericks. >>> welcome back, it is 4:43 a win-win for bay area sports fans. the 9ers are afc championships and two dozens of the world's best surfers took on 15-foot waves at half-moon bay. viewing was restricted at this parking lot. but 30,000 spectators, believe me were not disappointed. >> when they put it up a few minutes ago, i heard the people awing, it's freaky and shows how big it is. pretty cool. >> some of the big names were missing from this year's competition, shane daran who had a shoulder injury, and a lot of people on hand and the bay area came up big in this year's competition, the winner 43-year-old peter mel, followed by zach warmhoh. . >>> were watching any of that on the coast.
taste this soup. >>> coming up monday, president obama will deliver his second inaugural address as president. four years ago in his first address, the president paid tribute to the historic nature of his election. >> this is the meaning of our liberty and our creed why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall and why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath. >> call me a romantic but, i'm looking for a major even historical address this coming monday. and we'll be right back. with the spark cash card from capital one, sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great businesses deserve great rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimi
close the real star of the show, first lady michelle obama. >> this is what inauguration is all about. about celebrating who we are as americans and all the things that make this country so great. >> it was a busy pre-inaugural day for the first lady and her husband, the president. they volunteered their time at a local school as part of this national day of service. they were honoring the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king. the president called on americans to do the same by helping them meeting neighbors in need. around the country, an estimated quarter million people did exactly that. volunteer organizations offer dozens of ways for people to serve their communities. regardless of age. >> this is a good job to give back to those people who need our help. >> you definitely want to give back and have people pay it forward. >> giving back the others on this national day of service. speaking of services, the president takes the official oath of office tomorrow at noon at the white house. in washington, wbal tv 11 is very >> now, you're a 11 insta weather plus forecast. >> temper
and staying -- chilly and staying breezy. >>> in that chilly weather, president obama's inaugural address lasted only 18 minutes but it was much more optimistic than the one in 2009. he said the next four years will be defined by a younger, more progressive and diverse america and he sounded like a polythition who didn't have to worry about reelection. karen travers was on hand. >> reporter: on a perfect crisp winter day president obama signaled a new she son in america. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment. we will see that -- seize it so long as we seize it together. >> reporter: president obama outlined a vision for his second term and kept returning to some key themes. >> we, the people -- our journey, our time. >> reporter: this was a call to action. president obama lake -- making this clear that he lookings at the next four years to seize a moment together with the american people. while he said that must be done as one nation, one people, the agenda he outlined is clearly aimed at prog -- progressives. >> they do not make us a nation of takers. >> reporter: and in an
. >> we will look at big money behind the inauguration. four years ago president obama refused to accept corporate donations, but this year exxonmobil, at&t, christoph are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. -- microsoft are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the teenage gunman is in custody after allegedly killing five members of his family in new mexico on saturday night. police say the 15-year-old killed his parents and three siblings, each suffering multiple gunshot wounds. the suspect was armed with several weapons, including an assault rifle. it was the deadliest mass shooting in the u.s. since the newtown massacre over a month ago. the shooting came on the same day opponents of gun control held rallies across the country to oppose the white house effort to reform the nation's gun laws. at demonstrations in pennsylvania and ohio, gun owners pilloried calls for stricter gun control. >> no law put on law abiding citizens h crime. they're going to take my gun so i can ge
can see the bible that will be used in president obama's second inauguration that was all used by president lincoln.  >>> new this morning, a push in maryland to make it easier for people to vote. o'malley wants to allow people to register to vote on the same day they cast their ballots. it is said that same day reaming station can increase chances of voter faud. >> in florida, that state's governor who cut early voting last year from 14 days down to eight now thinks going back to 14 days is a good idea. governor rick scott is burning for shorter alligator alley lots appear restoring early voting on the sunday before election day. >>> take a look. you can see an impressive piece of presidential history on display at the library of congress. the lincoln bible will be on display from january 23rd through february 18th. president lynn cup took the oath with it back in 1861. president obama used it during his last inauguration and he will also use a bible that belonged to dr. martin luther king, jr. that is so amazing just to look at that piece of history. and i'm amazed
. >>> the second inauguration of barack obama. he came here four years ago amid high hopes and great expectations. the second time around, there will definitely be a different feel to this year's inauguration. >> i, barack obama, solemnly swear -- >> when he first took office, he carried the hopes and dreams of millions that voted for him. electrified the packed crowd on the national mall. >> i stand here today humbled by the task before us. grateful for the trust you have bestowed. mindful of the sacrifices born by our ancestors. ♪ >> the mood in washington that night, ecstatic, as the new president and his beautiful wife, celebrated a victory for the ages. the new administration was the toast of the town but storm clouds were hovering, a recession and financial crisis gripped the country with unemployment soon to hit 10%. a bailout of some financial giantings a giants and the auto industry and a massive stimulus plan. he did push health care reform through congress. a big win for him. >> the bill i'm signing will set in motion that reforms that generations of americans have fought for and mar
two days before the second inauguration of president barack obama. at the renaissance hotel, the illinois state society hosted an inaugural gala. these women traveled from wisconsin to take in the events. >> it's been fantastic. it's just a lot going on, different activities, so it's just been wonderful. >> reporter: and at the national museum of african art, there was a gala in honor of the tuskegee airman. this man traveled from georgia. it's indescribable, really. it sort of helps to look back to see where we came from. and we have come a long way. so we're very proud of that. >> reporter: so the partying is continuing tonight here at the renaissance. the official inaugural ball is going to be held monday night and the president takes the official oath of office tomorrow at the white house. reporting live from northwest washington, darcy spencer, news4. >> and president obama declared this a national day of service in honor of dr. martin luther king jr. the president and first lady spent the morning with 500 volunteers working on improvements at burrville elementary schoo
. i'm term limited out. >> still on the committee. before the first obama inaugural there was a lot of chatter. it seems pretty quiet. security officials say they feel much more confident. have you heard anything? >> for all i know -- as far as i know everything is clear. >> amen for that. >> thank you very much. >> thanks, john. >> thank you, sir. >> good last name. >> it's a great last name. can a divided country come together in president obama's second term? that's ahead as we continue our special coverage of this inauguration weekend. >>> is there such a thing, is there a second term curse? gloria borger is back with us along with a couple guys who saw their guy sworn in for two terms. let's talk about second terms. paul, i want to start with you first. your president came before his so we'll go in order and gloria can interrupt at any moment. >> i will. >> look, your president, bill clinton, had a great economy and then the monica lewinsky scandal and impeachment came along. and his agenda went off the tracks. your president, the opposition to the iraq war was growing. he won
's capital on the national mall for president obama's second inauguration. plenty of excitement. a lot going on in the capital city. cnn going to bring you all the big events and all the highlights. president barack obama's second term is officially under way for seven hours now. he took the oath of office at noon today, january 20th, as required by the u.s. constitution. mr. obama sworn in. a small ceremony using a bible that belonged to his wife's family. chief justice john roberts used a note card this time avoiding, you might remember, the verbal stumble of four years ago. the president, of course, will do tomorrow in public in the traditional setting outside the capital using the same lincoln bible he used four years ago and a bible that belonged to the reverend martin luther king, jr. hundreds of thousands of people from across the country, some from around the world, will be here in the nation's capital to witness hit. earlier today at the vice president's official residence, joe biden was sworn into office for a second term. doing the honors there, justice sonia sotomayor making her
. >> you and i, president obama's inaugural speech was a call to action for all americans. but as he's been appealing to those outside of the beltway, his vice president has been working the inside game. playing the role of the ultimate politician has been a strategy and a relationship that's worked on winding down the war in iraq, on dealing with the fiscal cliff, on pushing for gun legislation. and it's one the president praised yesterday. >> to my vice president who has not only been an extraordinary partner but an extraordinary friend. >> that's the mutual admiration and respect that's been years in the making. whatever they're doing works for them and for the country. joining me now is jamal simmons and michelle cottle for the daily beast. she wrote an article, joe biden the listener. thank you both for joining me tonight. >> good to be here. >> thanks, rev. >> michelle, let me go to you first. what about this relationship works so well? >> very early on it was established that makes a great compliment for obama. but also persona. he's kind of warmer and more emotional than the preside
's inaugural parade. the illinois state float behind me. honoring president obama's home state of illinois and then you can hear the school of the arts, from florida, getting ready for the parade as well. we're going to be on the back of a flat bed trunk in front of the president's motorcade as he heads towards the white house and head off and stop in the reviewing seat where he will watch the parade go by where jessica yellen is waiting. i'll be the ferris bueller of the inaugural parade watching those from a good vantage point in front of the president. you'll have a good vantage point as well. >> let's see if he gets out of the motorcade and sings on a float like ferris. that would make headlines. he has a pretty good voice. the president will come next here, to pennsylvania avenue. this is the stretch of the parade route where we most often see the president exit the motorcade with the first lady and wave to the crowds and some crowds have started to gather here after the president finished his oath today. we'll look to see if that happens tomorrow. after the raid route moves past the
,000 people. it will not be jammed the way it was for four years ago for president obama's inaugural when there were about 1.8 million. i can tell you having been down here four years ago, the crowd here is nothing compared to what it was then. there's still very much of a festive atmosphere. a lot of people who are happy to be witnessing history, to be seeing their president inaugurated for the second time. >> jennifer: you are in a great spot because you get the reverse look of what the president is seeing. so we get to see it from both ends of the mall. i can tell you from somebody who was there at the other side of that last time, the sea of people from that vantage point perched up high was amazing. and it looks like behind you, there is actually a good number that have gathered. 1.9 million last time and maybe a little bit less than half of that expected. any time you get close to a million, you've got a lot of folks. >> yeah. you know it is close to a million -- here we are seven blocks away. it is a sea of people for the seven blocks going to the capitol. four years ago, it was al
.c. tomorrow for barack obama's second inauguration. technically, he was sworn in to a second term today but the public ceremony is tomorrow. four years ago when i covered the inauguration the temperature was a chilly 28 dreeegrees. the year the president promised warmer weather. steve handelsman has the forecast. steve, that's a pretty big promise, even for a president. >> reporter: looks like he's going to break it. that's not the kind of thing even a president can promise. the obama first term was tough, diane. the road ahead looks rough. tonight and tomorrow, all for offer this president an opportunity to get more americans i behind him and to have a little fun. president barack obama tonight started his second term at a glitzy dinner funded by supporters and joked, he loves michelle obama. >> to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> supreme court chief justice roberts swoer in mr. obama for his second term at midday. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr
of president obama's second inauguration, much more on that in a few moments, but we start overseas tonight where it appears a dramatic military assault has finally ended that violent hostage taking but al qaeda-connected militants in algeria, but not before two dozen or so hostages were killed. the dead include at least one american, but a number of westerners remain unaccounted for tonight. in a statement this evening, president obama said the dead and injured are in the thoughts and prayers of the american people. algerian military special forces staged the dramatic assault at the gas complex where hundreds of local and foreign workers were seized on wednesday. 32 militants reported dead. nbc's annabel roberts is following developments tonight. >> reporter: algerian special forces launched a final assault this morning. local media report the remaining seven hostages being held at the plant were executed and their captors killed. leon panetta said the perpetrators will be hunted down. >> just as we cannot accept terrorism attacks against our cities, we cannot accept attacks against our ci
on this inauguration night. an american ritual and a grand party. president barack obama took the oath of office for a second time. the massive crowd out there on the national mall there to witness it all as a vast and divided nation paused to take note and listen. he was having a blast. [ cheers and applause ] on pennsylvania avenue, in the reviewing stand with his family. at lunch with congressional leaders. and up on the capital's west front, barack obama relished every moment of his second inauguration. >> that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> a sea of people stretching down the mall. not as many as four years ago but still more than half a million strong, witnessed the grand ritual that every four years confirms american democracy in a uniquely american way. ♪ glory glory hallelujah >> but this was more than just a celebration. president obama is a president renewed in office by the votes of 65 million americans. he is a president with a purpose. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will see that so long as we seize it togethe
planes are expected there. the airport closed the runway for president obama's first inauguration. >> the crouppeds at the inauguration on monday won't be what it was in 2009 and that has an impact on some hotels. that has them scaling down on some of their packages. most of us couldn't afford the deals. >> they call it over the top for a reason. first of all, take a look at the view. look at thiser the arise that -- terrace you could put 300 of your friends here, they will heat it for you, they will feed you, they will allow your friends to stay here for four nights and you will have this amazing view of the parade route for $2.7 million. hotels have to pull back on expectations. wide windows on national monuments. >> around the clock butler service. >> a view of pennsylvania avenue. >> this sour super bowl. >> and toasts. none of it has been enough to bring in the bucks like the first inauguration of president barack obama. >> people were through throwing their credit cards earlier than this time. >> hotels took a gamble. >> we had the access was
the national conference of mayors and president obama's inauguration on monday. the mayor is planning to meet with several law enforcement agencies to secure and expand federal support to oakland police and the city's crime-fighting effort and is asking governor brown to extend the assistance oakland has been getting from the highway patrol. brown said oakland has to find out what they want. some in oakland want zero police. the leadership of that city has to show the way. brown is a former mayor of oakland. >> people dining out in san francisco will be able to access a restaurant health ratings at their fingertips. the consumer review site "yelp" will post health ratings online. it is a good way to get government information to the public. abc7's reporter will have a live report next year on that partnership. >> the weather forecast, now. it sounds like a broken record, or for the young people, the cd is skipping. >> the cd is stuck. >> mike nicco, our meteorologist , will explain where r what is happening. >> high pressure is keeping it still and allowing the pollution to build up. the poor
because of president obama's inauguration. still, abe wants to visit as soon as possible. he says the alliance is the foundation of japanese security in an increasingly difficult environment. japanese and american diplomats have been struggling to agree on how to relocate a u.s. military base in okinawa. they've run into strong opposition from residents. on top of that, the americans have been pressuring the japanese to start talks on a free trade agreement. farmers and lobby groups are urging abe not to join the transpacific partnership. many wonder how abe will balance these pressures as he tries to achieve these goals. nhk world. >>> four days of anti-government protests in pakistan have come to an end. patchari raksawong joins us from bangkok with an update on the situation. patchari, good evening. >> good evening, gene. the protests may be over but the problems remain in pakistan. supporters of influential cleric qadri were demanding the government resign for rampant corruption. it called for the end of demonstrations on thursday. with elections approaching, pakistan faces mo
foreign visit. but u.s. officials couldn't find time because of president obama's inauguration. still, abe wants to visit as soon as possible. he says the alliance is the foundation of japanese security in an increasingly difficult environment. japanese and american diplomats have been struggling to agree on how to relocate a u.s. military base in okinawa. they've run into strong opposition from residents. on top of that, the americans have been pressuring the japanese to start talks on a free trade agreement. farmers and lobby groups are urging abe not to join the transpacific partnership. many wonder how abe will balance these pressures as he tries to achieve these goals. nhk world. >>> four days of anti-government protests in pakistan have come to an end. patchari raksawong joins us from bangkok with an update on the situation. >> good evening, gene. the protests may be over but the problems remain in pakistan. supporters of influential cleric qadri were demanding the government resign for rampant corruption. it called for the end of demonstrations on thursday. with elections approachin
republic. >> in the capital of the u.s., washington and the rest of the country prepares for barack obama's second inauguration. ethiopia." >>> hello. a reminder of the headlines on al-jazeera. algerian special forces stormed a gas facility to end the four- day hostage crisis. these pictures show some of the hostages at the gas plant. it is believed 19 were killed, along with 29 gunmen. some remain unaccounted for. the french foreign minister has called on west african leaders to take the lead in the military operation in mali. syrian activists are reporting heavy shelling as the u.n. delegation arrives in the capital damascus to assess the humanitarian plight. >>> in the central african republic, 66 children are facing the threat of death, even though they are in the care of the un's children it agency. unicef took them under protection last month said it would not be recruited as a child soldiers. andrew simmons reports on the threat to these children's, despite the peace deal. >> she is a teenager and should be at school. instead, she is part of a rebellion that has a fragile peace agr
is the national day of service, a time to give back to the community and part of president obama's inauguration weekend in daly city that spirit of giving back was seen at a 36 unit complex on mission street, being built by habitat for humanity. more than 100 people turned out to help paint and shovel. >> many people today chose to give service by giving blood. the blood centers of the pacific in san francisco was busy when he stopped by. center officials say the blood is desperately needed. many donors have cancelled because of the flu. that contributed to the center only having a one-day blood supply. >> a waiter went out of his way for a special young customer has people talking. support is flowing in from all over. >> for kim wednesday was a typical dinner with a family and five-year-old son my low who has down's syndrome. >> the waiters saw my low. >> just as they were sitting down to dinner, the familiar hill at the adjacent booth got up and moved. the waiter didn't think much of it until he heard the family talk. >> he said, needs to be put some where. immediately the later reacted, tell
obama isn't taking any chances and is being sworn in on the day of his inauguration. >>> indeed. president obama has been sworn in for his second term and apparently the story of david rice atchison is history that will never repeat itself. i'm candy crowley on the national mall in washington. cnn's coverage of the president obama's nauseous continues now with my colleague, soledad o'brien and john berman. >>> hello there, welcome back, everyone, it is 2:00 p.m. on the east coast, 11:00 a.m. on the west coast, i'm john berman. >> and i'm soledad, o'brien, live in washington, d.c., with special coverage of president barack obama's inauguration if you're just tuning in, thanks for joining us on a very historic weekend. >> it is a beautiful, beautiful day here and cnn is covering every minute of the 57th presidential inauguration. >> and the president, barack obama, making history today, he was sworn in for his second term as president, just a couple of hours ago. it was a private ceremony at the white house. with chief justice john roberts, have a look. >> please raise your right
of president obama's inauguration. still, abe wants to visit as soon as possible. he says the alliance is the foundation of japanese security in an increasingly difficult environment. japanese and american diplomats have been struggling to agree on how to relocate a u.s. military base in okinawa. they've run into strong opposition from residents. on top of that, the americans have been pressuring the japanese to start talks on a free trade agreement. farmers and lobby groups are urging abe not to join the transpacific partnership. many wonder how abe will balance these pressures as we tries to achieve his goals. >>> foreign diplomats are still trying to find out what happened after troops mounted a rescue operation at a gas plant in algeria. islamist militants took dozens of workers earlier in the week although the actual number is not known. on thursday security forces moved in and freed some of the captives. the algerian communication minister said there were casualties. reuters says 30 hostages including several foreigners were killed. the militants kidnapped the workers on wednesda
was today barack obama's inauguration, it was also martin luther king day. for his thoughts on this historic occasion we're joined by senior black correspondent morgan freeman. >> thanks, jim. that's okay. sorry. >> jon: i got it. wait. the president was inrawing ated today >> jon: yes, that's right i guess i was so busy being angry about having to work on martin luther king day, i didn't realize i was also missing the second inauguration of the first black president which now makes me even more angry. thanks, jon. >> jon: sorry. it's okay, jon. look, as long as we're celebrating dr. king's birthday, i would like to make one request. can we as a nation please, please stop using martin luther king as a prop in our own petty political arguments >> jon: you mean about race? no, jon. about everything. listen to what the chairman of national gun appreciation day said last week >> i believe gun appreciation day honors the legacy of dr. king. i think he would agree with me if he were alive today. >> let me stop you right there. he is not alive today. now what was it that killed him? i don't know, j
. president. [applause]. >> complete coverage of president obama inauguration. plus the one thing the president wanted to see for the president wanted to see for the last time. >> breaking news oakland. officer is shot and search is going on right now for the suspect. live pictures from sky 7 hd. good evening. >> now this is happening not too far from the oakland coliseum. we give you perspective open the map. 1700 seminary avenue. few block from international boulevard and nimitz freeway. sky 7 hd is live over the scene right now. let's bring in allen wong who is with police in the neighborhood and joins us live by telephone. what can you tell because what is going on. >> right now police have several streets closed off and conducting a yard to yard search with canine for 3 suspects involved in the shooting of that officer. the mayor's office says the officer was shot in the arm during a stop in the 1700 block of seminary avenue. that's about a mile west of mills clem. earlier police were searching the rainbow recreation center not far from her but so far no arrest made
at cnn. even as washington prepares for president obama's inauguration, it's also vowing to do everything necessary to protect americans in a harrowing hostage crisis unfolding in algeria. dan rivers is in london to bring us the very latest this morning. dan, good morning to you. algeria is defending a military operation that now has left at least one american and 11 others dead. what can you tell us about that? >> absolutely. this situation is not over yet. i think that is the headline. they're saying they're still pursuing terrorists and some hostages within this sprawling gas plant in the far south of algeria. as you say, the state department has confirmed one death. it's been widely reported he is from texas. the state department not going into further details about how many americans may still be missing. we're waiting for an update from london from the british foreign secretary william hague, chairing an emergency meeting about this. algerian state television is reporting that terrorists were planning to kill all of the hostages and to blow up this plant. so, it could have been a lo
>>> good morning, america, inauguration day. we're live from washington, d.c., as president obama begins his second term. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> the battle lines drawn for the next four years. unity, immigration, and america's debt. up to 1 million are set to watch the president address the country from the capitol. the celebrations have already begun. ♪ baby, you're a firework >> as he reveals his vision for the country. the perils and promises ahead. and obama's agenda for america. >>> and good morning, america. we're live to you, right now, across the country. "gma" special inauguration coverage. magnificent morning here, for the celebration of our enduring democracy. there's the national mall right there. the crowd's starting to gather. some 800,000 expected today in the shadow of the washington monument and the capitol. there's the view the president will have, from high atop the capitol, right now. everyone, converging on the center of washington. there's the president and his family, just after 8:30 this morning. going to church services, st. jo
obama's second inauguration. if you need help getting around, there's an app for that. the presidential inaugural committee has developed a new smartphone app and we will show you how it works. >> i'm along for the ride. >> quite a way to end his career. ray lewis is one game away from winning a second superbowl ring as the ravens take on the 49ers in the big game. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. starts now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's monday, january 21. i am scott thuman. -- scott thuman will be joining us a little later. i am cynne simpson. let's get to jacqui jeras porta- pott -- for the weather. >> partly sunny skies today. a little bit more sunshine this morning than what we will see this afternoon, but we do have a cold front of the late this afternoon into this evening. besprinkled changing into snow flurries will be possible late. we don't think it will be enough to complicate the roads or the metro. it may just at a little excitement. in the future, an arctic blast is on the way. we can be thankfu
's meeting. she's also there for president obama's inauguration on monday. she says she has meeting scheduled with justice department officials and officials with the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms. trying to bring more law enforcement resources back to oakland. we're also finding out the reasons why san jose police chief chris moore's decision was to leave the police department. 51-year-old chief's last day on the job is tomorrow. he says the last straw came when the city council voted against putting half cent sales tax measure on last november's ballot to help the police department with its money. moore says he decided if he didn't have the support of city officials, it was time for him to go. san jose by the way has not yet named a permanent replacement for chief moore. >>> 49ers fever sweeping the bay area. the team is one win away from the super bowl. ktvu janine de la vega is in san jose as fans gear up for the game. janine. >> reporter: we're here in downtown and one place that is expected to be packed with 49er fans is this sports bar on santa clara street. whenever the big
. they think there may be areas of agreement. >> i was re-reading president obama's first inaugural. he mentions three times there the idea of climate change. it's not going to come up during this time because america is moving towards energy independence, some of the idea that we need to press ahead with this. but actually wright now there's capital investments in all of the refineries. if we don't you know put in sensible environmental policies while we're doing this massive energy extraction, we're not -- chris: tack tracking in or out is it going to last? >> it's going to last. >> the tea senator from texas look for him to make noise around the haguel nominations. he's on the senate armed services committee. he's been to scrawl twice in the last month -- israel twice in the last months. he's a star among the tea party crowd. people are talking about him. i have a possible 2016 contender. the problem being he was born in canada. >> the cliche that young people are liberal and ultra conservative is wrong. but it is true now. and that highlights the challenge. what they need to do is f
for president obama, his wife michelle, daughters sasha and malia, they are taking part in the inauguration day celebration. located by lafayette park and. vice president biden and his wife jill are attending. and the vice president and president have already gone into their second term. >> i do solemnly swear. >> chief justice john roberts administered the oath to the president yesterday during brief ceremony in the blue room of the white house followed by another small ceremony last night. >> what we're celebrating is not the election or swearing in of a president. what we're doing is celebrating each other. >> vice president biden took the official oath yesterday administered by sonia sotomayor. it requires that the president and vice president take the oath before noon eastern time on january 20th. >>> according to tradition, if the o 20th falls on a sunday, a public swearing in and most festivities take place on the 21 21st. cbs 5 christin ayers is washington where today's events are taking on special significance on this martin luther king holiday
.president obama has ended a long day of formal inaugural events. with lighter festivities. mister obama and the first lady danced three times at the official balls at the washington convention center. the president took the oath of office in front of hundreds of thousands of people. on the steps of the u-s capitol today. tory dunnan has a look at the day's events -- including president obama's much anticipated inaugural address. >> reporter: the music is playing and the champagne is flowing in our nation's capital. thousands of people are attending inaugural balls-- culminating the two-day inauguration of president barack obama. >> "today we experienced the majesty of our democracy." >> reporter: earlier today, he made it >> "so help you god?" >> "so help me god." >> "congratulations mr. president." >> reporter: following up sunday's private oath of office with a very public one. cheering supporters, all braving the cold, packed the national mall -- a million strong. people eager to catch a glimpse of history. >> "thank you so much." with democrats and republicans struggling to find com
. >>> president obama's second inauguration is this upcoming monday. more than 6,000 national guard personnel have been called out to help with everything from crowd control to medical assistance. they will begin arriving today. another 2,000 guard personnel are on stand-by in nearby states. >>> a new outside nonprofit group is being assembled to help promote president obama's agenda for his second term in office. organizing for action will focus on cal and local legislative issues. >>> after more than a decade of denial, lance armstrong finally admits to doping. in a candid one on one interview with oprah winfrey, he comes clean. we have a report. >> i made my decisions. they are my mistake. i am sitting here today to acknowledge that. >> reporter: ending years of speculation and accusations, lance armstrong has come clean. the admission come after more than a decade of denials. time and time again, he rebuffed claims that he used performance enhancing drug to catapult him to the top of his sport winning the tour de france seven time in a row. >> to the skeptics, i'm sorry you can't dream big. >
and public speech from president obama and later the inaugural parade. >> the president needs to take the oath of office officially on january 20. with all the big events surrounding today, he had to do that yesterday. on sunday he took the official oath of office in a prate ceremony apartment the white house. -- ceremony at the white house. vice president joe biden and his wife and a few others looked on as chief justice john roberts administered the oath. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice, thank you so much. >> there is was. it was very quick. now we'd like to welcome chris brown. he's here in our rooftop location. >> chris is director of public affairs and he has been going to parties, parties, parties, nonstop. we're so glad you're partying with us this morning. which parties did you go to? >> good morning. for the last three days it's been parties nonstop. i think really the first great party of this weekend was the iowa state society party as the national museum of women of the arts. they take a serious responsibility in choosing who the nominees
.c. as the nation's capitol celebrates president obama's second inauguration. of course, as we have mentioned repeatedly, tomorrow it's back to business for the white house and congress battling over the budget among other things. dana perino is is with us in new york. fox news contributor, former white house press secretary under president bush the 43rd. current host of the five here on on fox news five. >> also a ghost. >> shepard: i feel like one with these streetlights above me. i'm curious about legislative agenda. immigration reform. your boss bush the 43rd made lots of inroads in that way. the question is is now will the tea party caucus allow that sort of reform to happen this time. what do you think? >> i actually don't think it's a tea party necessarily that president obama or anyone who wants to get something done needs to worry about. i actually think that the problem is more on the left. they are going to want more than they are going to be able to get. the opportunity right now would be to call senator marco rubio in florida. if you look at their two proposals, they are not that
lady michelle obama appearing at the inaugural ball in the same complex as the commander in chief ball. there is -- let's tune in to another performance. right here. ♪ tonight we are young ♪ so let's set the world on fire we can run brighter than the sun ♪ ♪ so if by the time the bar closes and you feel like falling down ♪ ♪ i'll carry you home ♪ tonight >> thank you! >> that was the band fun, performing at the inaugural ball. we expect to see president obama and first lady michelle obama at any moment as well as vice president biden. we'll show them to you both, probably in a split screen. that's my son's favorite band. >> that right? >> that's a good band. >> anything more you want to say about michelle obama? >> that's all i had to say. all i had to say. >> in selecting jason wu, it really solidifying his claim now. he's no one-hit wonder. he's now a two-timer and he's leveraged with the success he had in the first inaugural ball. he has a target line, a couture line, and now he will have two dresses in the obama presidential library. a big deal. extraordinary. >> that
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both presidents bush and clinton got for their second inaugural. >> president obama takes the oath of office today but the public swearing in is tomorrow before thousands on the national mall. he will place his hands on bibles once used by abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king. >> i do swear. >> jobessen was sworn in this morning. inaugural festivities kicked off yesterday with a bang. kids had an inaugural ball of their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katie perry. yesterday was also a national day of service. the obamas joined americans across the country in volunteering. >> final preparation are underway for the big public oath, the parade and the two inaugural balls. >> we want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can make it. >> at his first inauguration nearly 2 million people showed up. while they expect a smaller crowd this time, expect the pump to be every bit as big. president obama starts his second term with a 55% approval rating, his highest since 2009. but many say the country is headed seriously on the wrong track. fortunate
tonight president obama paid a surprise visit to the staff of the presidential inaugural committee headquarters today, just four days till his second term gets underway. what's going on tonight, fox 5's bob barnard with an inaugural preview. >> there's still a good deal of work being done getting all events ready for in the inaugural events. we stopped by one along the eighth street corridor, place for the young, site of the unofficial youth ball this weekend. they're calling this the millennial base camp. >> next 24 hours you will not recognize it. >> reporter: inside this nondescript warehouse at seventh and h streets northeast is headquarters for a weekend's worth of inaugural events for the gen y crowd, 18 to 25-year- olds. >> it's a place for forward looking people to come together, get inspired and celebrate this inauguration's official theme of faith in america's future. >> so often in inauguration we have balls, parties and celebrations, but we don't have any substantive discussion about where we're at and where we're going and how we can really move forward and what that
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>>> good morning to you on this very special monday, celebrating president obama's inauguration this martin luther king jr. holiday. coming up, president obama prepares to lay out his second term agenda before america and the world as hundreds of thousands pour into the frigid capitol for the festivities. >>> we'll also have late breaking details a developing situatn out of kabul surrounding three suicide bombers. >>> the latest on legendary newswoman barbara walters' hospitalization. >>> super bowl xlvii pits brother versus brother. >>> and a bizarre scene of man versus shark. >>> and a bizarre scene of man versus shark. "early today" starts right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good morning to you. nice to see you. i'm veronica de la cruz. in just a few hours, president obama will take the oath of office for the second time in 24 hours before laying out his agenda for the next four years. just before noon on sunday, supreme court chief just john roberts administered the oath of office as required by law on the 20th of january. take a listen. >> plea
inauguration the nation's capital for president obama's second inauguration. >> folks here in d.c. will watch all the inaugural action from different spots around the city. museums and hotels are opening their doors to people who want to get out of the cold and get a bird's eye view of the parade route. it will not be quite as big as 2009. 1.8 million people attended the president's first inauguration, the biggest crowd in history. tourism officials say it still may rank in the top five most visited inauguration's ever. >> coming up next, pick-3 and pick-4 numbers. we will get another check of the forecast. and look at how wall street is performing at this hour. stay wit >> will comwelcome back. >> the maryland lottery celebrates purple friday. >> the championship addition. you're picked three numbers are, -- pick-3 numbers. in the middle, that is another six. final number is a three. your victory number, 663. you can win cash instantly during the daily drama. this is your favorite lottery retailer and played today. -- drawing. a visit your favorite country retailer and played toy. pick-4 num
. so this watch you could be -- in this case it's an obama inaugural watch. one watch here and one watch there. >> i'm going to stop you so you get the million dollars. what do you need it for? >> licensing and cash flow. >> got it. okay. you guys, you have a watch. i wonder if this will influence monica's decision. i suspect not. how do you think -- into job. right? how do you think you did, monica? >> i think that his pitch was great. i think you have a catchy product that's fun but for a million dollars i would be looking for a company that has the opportunity to scale so i'd really want to know how you're going to grow this business post his second term, because there may be a big slipdown in terms of people's interest in showing their obama support. >> you clearly have a lot of passion. my question would be for a million dollars, anyone that is going to invers wants to know how big the market opportunity is and i have questions about if it's just obama what will happen after four years but particularly you want to see -- how big the this business really be? >> fair enough. >>
're going to pick on the french, why not? why, because we can do it. president obama's inauguration hitting a sour note with french wine lobby. they are unhappy over california champagne being served. they say it's technically not champagne and forcing an edit to the public menu, raising questions about the lobbys in washington to pour over this and we need this, anchor of "bulls and bears", brenda buttner. do the french need to chill? >> do you know how hard it is to get anything done in washington? the french managed to get a change of men , maybe we should bring them to talk about the debt ceiling. >> gregg: they are so good at everything. they do have a tendency to get the silk stockings over the least things. remember when we changed from french-fries to freedom fries and they got upset and then disney world and big macgs? >> this is an important issue. we do have things to worry about like unemployment and debt ceiling, but this is big. basically what was happening it was on the menu. it said champagne and champagne technically comes from a part of france. >> gregg: a region of france
inaugural balls in washington, d.c. president and michelle obama went ball to ball in a big celebration. this time around, nations the challenges the country faces and economic problems and the budget issues here in d.c., they've gone much smaller. there will be only two presidential inaugural balls tomorrow night. they'll be in bigger venues and one will be at verizon center here. there will be plenty of opportunities to do it. it's been more subdued in terms of crowd. last time there was 1.8 million people estimated to have been on the mall. just today organizers have downgraded their estimates, they have predicted 600 this had to 8 high school,000 they have moved that down to half a million to $700,000. as we get nearer and nearer to the ceremonial issues of tomorrow they are looking at smaller crowds. an illustration of waning enthusiasm for the now re-elected president. he didn't get as many popular votes nor electoral votes as four years ago. his turnout will be smaller too. >> heather: and i hear it's going to be cold out there. bundle up. >> reporter: nothing like years ago. las
the finishing touches on the big inauguration ceremonies. president obama will be sworn in publicly outside the capital tomorrow. ktvu's ken pritchett live now in the nation's capital and he tells us this inauguration will be very different from president obama's first inauguration. >> reporter: tomorrow morning hundreds of thousands of people will stand in line for hours in the cold so they can take in history as president obama takes a ceremonial oath of office here at the capital. obviously it is a huge event. but it is not as huge as what we saw four years ago. as the finishing touches are put in place the stage and thousands of chairs set for president obama's second in inaugural. there are people like gail olaney with memories still fresh from last time. >> if there were so many people it was awesome. it was surreal. it really was. >> reporter: the inaugural drew 1.8 million people. 800,000 are expected to attend tomorrow. among them many bay area residents. congressman eric swawell who came to washington two weeks ago will have a good view. >> we have pretty good seats. congress sits
of the national day of service for the obama inaugural. something is going on in all 50 states. this big tent opens at 9:30 to the public. you can come down and see all of these exhibits. there's plenty of room for everybody here at the mall at 12th street. we talked to a couple of the people inside about what they hope to do today. >> anyone can volunteer if you're ages 10 and up. we have everything from an e-mail pen pal program to getting involved with our friendship program. >> people are here for the national day of service. you'd like people to come and sign up. >> absolutely. we need volunteers. we are run by volunteers. we have over 1,000 volunteers. we're always looking for more volunteers. that's why we're out here. >> reporter: again, it's a national day of service. it won't be any good unless you participate. i'm tom sherwood live on the national mall. back to you. >> all right, tom. we're glad you canceled your other plans to be with us. >> we feel very lucky. thanks, tom. if you're up early, you can see from tom's live shot that the sun's already out shining. >> but what effect
. hundreds of thousands of people starting to descend on washington for president obama's second inauguration. and there are sure to be parties and celebrations the next couple of days. let's not forget the president faces some serious challenges in his second term. and one of the big issues topping the list -- the push for tougher gun laws, of course. i'm joined now by cnn contributor and editor-in-chief of redstate.com, eric erickson and political analyst roland martin. >> hey! >> oh, boy. >> what's happening? >> eric, you -- >> where's your stetson, man? >> not happening. >> you didn't bring your hat. >> no. no, i didn't. >> the texas conservatives are not happy now, eric. >> he's already starting. >> i'm in georgia -- >> already starting, wow. all right, this week, obama proposed sweeping laws intended to reduce gun violence. we've talked about the ban on the sale of assault weapons, instituting a background check on all gun sales. so the obvious question i guess is -- will these measures work? roland, to you first. >> this is the fundamental problem we've talked about several times. this
the newseum in washington where all day festivals have marked the second inauguration of barack obama. it began with a church service early this morning. but the celebration is far from over. the inaugural parade itself is currently under way and the first family is watching from the viewing stand just outside the white house. early this afternoon the president sent crowds along pennsylvania avenue wild when he and the first lady got out of the motorcade and walked several blocks waving to the crowds. it was a rare close-up look for many. the highlight was the president's inaugural address way was powerful and, i believe, lincolnesque. he called for an end to perpetual wars and gave a historic shout out to gay rights. on many fronts the president said it was time to act. >> for now decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay. we must act knowing that our work will be imperfect. we must act knowing that today's victories will be only partial and that it will be up to those who stand here in four years and 40 years and 400 years hence to advance the timeless spirit once conferred
! our continuing coverage of president obama as inauguration. with hundreds of thousands of people gathered to celebrate president obama was sworn in for his second term. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i barack hussein's obama solemnly swear that will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states and will to the best of my building. >> one that was once owned by martin luther king jr. and the other abraham lincoln. supreme court justice warren vice- president joe biden for his second term >> the joseph biden jr. solemn we swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states >> he also unofficially took the oath of office yesterday. president obama expressed hope for the future in his inaugural address. he called for fidelity to our founding principles. while also increasing your responses to new challenges. >> a decade of war is now ending. ifan economic recovery has begun. we possess all of the >> hughes in drive. diversity and open this. endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. >> the president wi
under way for the barack obama second inauguration, he is facing some very big challenges ahead of him. the economy is growing, but things look pretty fragile. you may remember, early january, congress reached a last-minute deal to avoid automatic tax increases. that relief was only temporary. harsh spending cuts go into effect in march unless there is another deal. america will hit their borrowing limit at that time. congress cannot reach -- if congress cannot reach an agreement, consequences are severe. experts say that america faces a budget crisis like no other unless politicians can agree on those spending cuts and the increase in borrowing. >> he really is confronted with and will be preoccupied for the next several months with this huge fiscal problems in the united states. projections of deficits that are enormous and a clear disagreement between the president's and members of his party and the republicans in congress over what to do with it. >> let's talk about this shocking report that we have both been mentioning. the global economic downturn has hit women and girls the hard
's ball. this is one of the two inaugural balls for president obama, and you see the first lady there, jennifer hudson is singing, and a nice dance. they've been dancing the last few minutes. it looks like they're just wrapping up. they got to this ball about 20 minutes ago. it's the commander in chief's ball, open to anyone in the military, of course with an invitation, it's open for you. let's listen in briefly to the president and the first lady. ♪ >> a wonderful day and an amazing evening for both of them, and it's been a long day for them. and from this commander in chief's ball head out to the gnawi inaugural ball, the second of the evening, and our own political analyst larry gerston will be at that ball. the inauguration of president obama on this martin luther king day. now mr. obama sworn into office, as you know, for the second time and speaking to the nation with about his future. >> it is now our generation's path to carry on what those pioneers begin. for our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. >>
, the fashion. michelle obama certainly made it well worth it tonight at the inaugural ball ceremony. she came out wearing a designer you might recognize, jason wu. that dress showed off her toned arms. it was just stunning, a ruby velvet and chiffon dress and again made by the same guy who created the white dress that she wore at the 2009 inauguration. we also saw the first lady in a navy silk checked pattern and coat dress by thom browne with a belt from j crew. she loves to mix it up with high low along with a necklace by kathy waterson. her -- cathy waterman. those bangs across her forehead have to be the most popular in the world now. they are calling it a carly look after a model, sort of a choppy look but adorable. people have just been talking about this nonstop. i saw them. i actually saw her and mr. obama dancing today and i approved. i thought they looked great today. >> it was so much fun to watch and neat to follow the anticipation on what she'd be wearing. i want to go back to an earlier point. today the theme was can't we all just get
>>> good morning on this very special monday celebrating president obama's inauguration on this martin luther kij er kt holiday. >>> hundreds of thousand ans pour into the capital for festivities. we'll have details on a situation in kabul. >>> the latest on barbara walters' hospitalization. super bowl xlvii pits brother versus brother and then man versus shark. good morning to see you. in a few hours, president obama will take the oath of office for the second time in 24 hours before laying out his agenda for the next four years. just before noon sunday, supreme court chief justice john roberts administered the oath of office as required by law on the 20th of january. take a listen. >> please raise your right hand. >>> i about a rack hussein obama swear that will faithfully execute the office of the president of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. thank you so much. thank you, sweetie. thank you. >> i did
for rain with mostly sunny conditions. >> president obama is heading up a national day of service inaugural events. the president, first lady and vice president joe biden and his wife, jill participated. officials are estimating as many as 800-thousand people will attend monday's inauguration ceremonies in washington. president obama will take the oath of office at noon, and then deliver an inaugural address. mister obama will have two swearing-ins: a public ceremony on monday and a private one tomorrow. military families. and you'll be able to watch the inauguration ceremony live during the kron-4 morning news on monday. it will start at 8-30 in theand we'll also have the inaugural parade live on our 24-7 bay area news channel - starting at 10-35. today giants general manager.. speaking about brian wilson >> the golden state warriors were in action again today facing off against the new orleans hornets. klay thompson scored a season high 29 points to hornets 116-to-112. this snapped a three game skid for the warriors as they saw their star point guard stephen curry return to action. curry
a line from his poem "one today" at the second inauguration of president obama. those 20 children of course the victims of the tragedy in newtown. here to discuss pore presidential priorities are bill press and christine pelosi. obviously there have been a lot of gun events. those incidents did not prompt action -- at least presidential action like sandy hook has. will sandy hook also prompt action in congress? >> i think so. yes, it will. but first i have to say again, what a powerful statement. the poem that he wrote for this occasion, and i thought he and president obama got together ahead of time and talked about this togetherness, and all of us americans are in this together. and here is a young man, cuban american, openly gay man, that really said something too, plus the power of his words. but to sandy hook this was the slaughter of the innocents. and i think that's what really shocked us and shocked the president. these were little angels. the purest of the pure, and as the president said and i was at the white house when he announced his proposals. th
had to do what president obama will do on monday. deliver that second inaugural address. of course, the first to do so was george washington. his was the shortest inaugural speech. just 135 words. here, a copy of that speech historians believe likely in his secretary handwriting. he said that day, i'm again called upon by the voice of my country. abraham lincoln, a sea of mud on pennsylvania avenue after weeks of rain, thousands of spectators standing in it all. the moment reenacted in "lincoln." >> charity for all. >> reporter: it was during lincoln's second inauguration african-americans were first invited to participate in the parade. little more than a month later, he was assassinated. and for women it wasn't until woodrow wilson's inaugural they were invited to be part of the parade. one mother pushing her turn of the century stroller as they walked into history. two years later, women would begin to vote. fdr's second inaugural, the wettest on record. but listen to this. he insisted on riding in an open car. >> i harry s. truman do solemnly swear. >> you will faithfully execu
of president obama's inauguration starting tomorrow on "today." that's all for today. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." >>> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >>> president obama takes the oath of office for the second time at the white house. good afternoon to you, i'm craig melvin and you are watching msnbc, the place for politics, and this is how president obama's second term started earlier today. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >> i, barack hussein obama, do s solemnly swear -- >> to execute the office of the president of the united states -- >> to execute the office of the president of the united states -- >> will protect and preserve and defend the constitution of the united states. >> will protect and preserve the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. >>> we have team coverage of the 57th presidential inauguration, and luke russert is with us on the washington mall, but we start with peter alexander on the north lawn of the white hous
president. >> we, the people -- >> in his inaugural address, president obama echoed themes by king and linco lincoln. >> he urged action on the deficit and global warming and keeping kids safe. >> we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing the generation that will build the future. >> we can, he said, find a way. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will see that so long as we seize it together. >> many who came were moved. >> hopefully it will be a kicking off of a great second term and a new direction for the country. >> it's great, seeing all the fellowship. >> so much to see and hear. beyonce's national anthem ♪ gave proof through the night >> the inaugural parade was a pageant. colorful floats and talented bands. and leading the way were the obama's who walked part of the way to the white house. for a second term. >> a senior republican said here, by his remarks, president obama, at least in republican hoped, had opened the door to more cooperation. live from washington. now back
trucks and vendors. down from the first obama inaugural, but three times as many as the second president bush event. in business, it is all about location. right here, one block from the white house, it doesn't get much closer to the president. these vendors are preparing for big crowds. they've got 60 of these witness to history t-shirts ready to go. their challenge, they have to sell now because by monday, the day of the inauguration, they'll have to move farther away for security reasons. >> i got the e-mail saying i was selected to be a volunteer, i was excited. ecstatic. >> reporter: silvia norris will be an inaugural volunteer monday. she hasn't been told what she will be doing. she says it doesn't matter. as long as she is there, others are paying so much to have. >> if i could afford it, i would do it. why not? it's all part of history. >> reporter: members of congress are passing out their tickets to the swearing in ceremony. the tickets are free and printed with "not for sale." if you look at craigslist and ebay, plenty of tickets up for sale, selling memories at a price rangin
of at people expected across the district to what the inauguration of president barack obama. did before brothers who are head coaches going head-to-head in a super bowl, the colts against the 49ers. good morning, washington. i am cynne simpson. scott thuman will join us in the 5:00 hour from the west lawn of the white house. now, jacqui jeras with the forecast. >> warm temperatures overall. today we will get a little sunshine especially this morning. more clouds expected in the afternoon. there's a cold front that could bring a sprinkle and a snow flurry late this afternoon into the evening. then we have a huge arctic blast on the way. we are thankful that will not be hitting us on inauguration day. that's tomorrow. 32 degrees at dulles, 35 at reagan national, 32 in manassas this morning. temperatures today will make it into the mid 40's this afternoon. then we will tell you about cold air on the way, in a few minutes. west a check on traffic and weather steve hershorn. >> the 14th street bridge, traffic is being allowed across. that will be the case for the duration of the inaugural ce
're live in washington, d.c. for our special coverage of president barack obama's inauguration. >> it's great to be here. we are in the second term right now. it is official. barack obama has been worn? for the second term as president of the united states of america. the president took the oath of office with supreme court chief justice john roberts, here's how it went. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will, to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice, thank you so much. thank you, sir. [ applause ] >> hey. >> he'll do it all over ag
obama is inaugurated for the second time. i can't wait. that's all for us tonight. now anderson cooper. >>> good evening. a big night as washington gets ready an even bigger day tomorrow. as many as 800,000 people expected. tomorrow morning president obama will make the journey from the white house to this end of pennsylvania avenue up here to capitol hill. at noon on the capitol's west front he will raise a hand on pair of historic bibles and usher in his second term. he'll address the crowd and the nation and the world. he's be honored with receptions and welcomed into the history books. for the first time in a long time, the first time since ronald reagan's second ina inauguration lit be a formality. law requires it tot be sworn in on the 20th. today, they were. >> please raise your right hand, and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will t
from the bay area contingent headed to president obama's inauguration. >>> the key business issues local leaders plan to address. >> i'm tracking the weather. we have more cool weather to talk about. we have warmups and big waves headed our way. i'll let you know when they get here. >>> we're just days away from the swearing in of president obama as he begins his second term. thousands will attend the celebration. as ken pritchett reports, local dignitaries will be there as well. >> reporter: as the preparations are underway in washington for the inauguration and swearing in of president obama, there are leaders in the east bay preparing to be there. >> i'm looking forward to being a part of that. >> reporter: bill clarkson will join four other trivalley mayors at the inauguration. >> i think it's going to be a different experience. but it's still part of history. >> reporter: he remembers a sea of people, more than a million by several estimates. >> i believe it's an opportunity where people do get together and have a common bond regardless of where you're coming from politically.
we will take you back four years ago when president obama delivered the inaugural address. we will have a roundtable discussion in about 20 minutes with two former speechwriters for george w. bush and bill clinton. all of our coverage and behind the scenes photographs are available on our website c- span.org. let's take you back to january 2009. [crowd chanting "obama"] >> thank you. thank you. my fellow citizens, i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. i thank president bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. 44 americans have now taken the presidential oath. the words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. yet, every so often, the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. at these moments, america has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we the people have remained faithful to the ideals
's coverage of the second inauguration of barack obama. the 57th inaugural of an american president. between a half a million and 800,000 people are estimated to attend today's festivities. most of them not very close to the capitol where the swearing in will take place. that's roughly a third of the number who attended president obama's first inauguration four years ago. once again welcome, everybody. i'm tyler mathisen joined by cnbc's chief washington correspondent john harwood. great to be with you on this day of history. >> welcome to d.c. >> good to see you. the oath of office will take place in about 50 minutes, but today, of course, is all about the ceremony. you probably know this already, yesterday chief justice john roberts officially administered the oath in a small, private ceremony in the blue room at the white house as per the constitution. >> this morning the president and the vice president attended church services with their families at st. john's church, an inauguration day tradition ever since franklin roosevelt started it in 1933. president obama arrived at the capitol j
into the weekend of barack obama's second inaugural, we've got some new poll numbers from our nbc news/"wall street journal" poll about what americans think of their president. 52% approve of the job that he's doing as president. that's a hair above the 51% that put him back in office in the november election. 61% say he's easy-going and likable. 55% say he can handle a crisis. 51% say he's a good commander in chief. while only 29% say that he works effectively with congress. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." one of president obama's first major challenges in his second term will be trying to get significant new gun control legislation through the congress, but can he do it? if the outrageous opposition coming from the right is any indication, the president has a major fight on his hands. the nra has labeled him an elitist hypocrite and called out his daughters who receive secret service protection. yesterday senator ted cruz accused the president of exploiting the murder of children to push through gun control legislation, and then there are the real nuts out there. a movement o
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